Sequelcast 2: A Nightmare on Elm Street 4
Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher discuss A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, the highest grossing film in the series. Blade wielding child killer Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) bumps off the heroes from A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors, but not before Kristen (Tuesday Knight) transfers her powers to Alice (Lisa Wilcox). Alice tries to warn her friends about Freddy, but he’s growing stronger by the minute. Can she wield the title of The Dream Master?
Directed by Renny Harlin (Exorcist: The Beginning), this flick amps up the humor and tones down the horror. Its dream sequences and shot compositions are some of the best in the series even though the main story is rote at best. The middle entry in the “Dream Warrior Trilogy”, this is the motion picture most people are thinking of when you ask them about A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Mat caught the acclaimed horror social thriller Get Out on HBO. Living up to the hype, Get Out is a slow burn of a satire, allowing viewers to get to know the characters before crazy shit starts to go down. Writer-director Jordan Peele (Little Fockers) pays more than a little homage to the original The Stepford Wives movie, but he does it so well it’s no wonder this became a smash hit.
Thrasher turned on a well-known turkey by watching both versions of the regrettable Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny. An odd mixture of a fairy tale adaptation and a Christmas film, this one’s only for the quite curious.
Listen to this episode while trying to twirling around your nunchaku during a montage for maxium enjoyment.